Halloween is upon us and we’re excited to show off some Spooktacular games! So get ready for some sorcerers, ghosts, shadows, werewolves, wizards, and madness! Stay tuned though you never know when the ghouls will drop the next edition of spooktacular games...
First up is 1,2,3-Hex Herbei!
Age: 5+ Players: 2-4 Playtime: 10 mins Publisher: Haba
1,2,3-Hex Herbei! is a quick thinking, observation game which will have you searching for a silhouette that matches the next step in the path, while you race to get to the end first! Set-up is simple. Put the round puzzle-style game board together and place it in the center of the players. Allow everyone to choose their color base and player piece and put a magic ball on each of the four bases. Put all of the player pieces on the starting spot on the path. Once everyone is ready, the players shake their magic ball and pass it to the player on their left. Then everyone says, in their spookiest voice, “1,2,3 Conjure up for me!” and the hunt for the silhouette begins. On each of the tiles of the game board there are spooky silhouettes. In each of the magic balls, some, but not all, of these silhouettes also appear. The players are looking for one of the silhouettes that matches the next tile from their current position. Once someone finds it, they say, “Magic Stop!” And they carefully place their magic ball in the center so that everyone can see the silhouette they found. Once everyone agrees the silhouette is there, that player will move their player token to the next spot on the path. Then everyone shakes their magic balls, and passes it to the player on the left and the round begins again! The game ends when one player makes it all the way around the spooky path and back to the stone door. This game is a great option for building observation and memory skills and is simple enough for young players. Not only is everyone playing at once fun for all, but the tactile nature of this game makes it a great game for all ages. Thus, keeping short attention spans from getting bored and making it a great addition to a spooky family game night!